INSIDER: LASVIT @ MAISON OBJET
The ultimate lifestyle and interior event, Maison et Objet returns to Paris Nord Villepinte for 2018. As the industry gears up for one of the most important dates in the design calendar, we look at some of the most exciting brands showcasing this year.
Lasvit are set to unveil a range of new collections at Maison & Objet this January where they have combined their signature, quality craftsmanship with exciting ideas and collaborators.
Lasvit’s expertly crafted designs combine creative innovation with traditional hand-blown techniques. Founded in 2007 by Leon Jakimič, the skilled team works exclusively with Czech glass. This Bohemian glass is famous for its’ uniqueness and exceptional quality. In the last ten years Lasvit have established themselves as an authority within industry creating bespoke lighting sculptures and art installations for some of the most prestigious clients in the world.
“[Our brand ethos is] to create breath-taking works of glass, bringing beauty, happiness, story and a little piece of Bohemia to the customers all over the world.”
Lasvit are presenting products from seventeen of their collections including lighting, decorative accessories and stemware. The popular Neverending Glory range designed by Jan Plecháč & Henry Wielgus will feature on the stand this year. Inspired by the iconic chandeliers from ﬁve of the world’s most eminent concert halls and theatres, the collection reﬂects opulence and nostalgia in contemporary forms. For 2018, Lasvit are releasing a half size version of the designs called ‘Neverending Glory Small.’
“The idea of Neverending Glory collection came to us when we realized how many amazing old crystal chandeliers there are, and that it would be beautiful to bring them to a contemporary form and into modern homes.”
– Henry Wielgus.
A new collection for 2018 called ‘Duna’ is inspired by the abstract shapes and traditional geometry of dune formations. Designed by the architects at Zaha Hadid, they have taken her statement style and created an asymmetric pendant constructed with intersecting glass forms. The striated surface of the crystal glass produces ever-changing effects of reflection and refraction.
One of our favourite Lasvit collections, Crystal Rock, will exhibit this year. The beautiful pendants are crafted from perfectly cut, yet roughly sculpted silex, highlighting the intricate light patterns within the glass. Designed by Arik Levy, each pendant varies producing bespoke pieces that are entirely unique. Following the success of the Crystal Rock pendant lights, Arik Levy extended this versatile design line with the Crystal Rock vases. We’re excited to see the multi-coloured designs in Paris later this month.
Innovative glassware collections such as Otto, Yakisugi and Cipher will also be shown as part of Lasvit’s presentation.
Watch this space for exclusive previews and updates on Maison et Objet 2018.